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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
Cereologist (seer-ee-OL-uh-jist) noun
One who specializes in investigating crop circles.
Going by the countless varieties of cereals on the supermarket shelves, you'd think you have to be a cereologist to be able to select one. But it's not that. Rather, a cereologist is someone who studies crop circles, intricate circular patterns on crop fields.
The word is coined after Ceres, the goddess of agriculture in Roman mythology.
"'Some formations bear no trace of a human hand,' says cereologist and
electrical engineer Colin Andrews, who's studied thousands of circles."
For blocks are better cleft with wedges, / Than tools of sharp or subtle edges, / And dullest nonsense has been found / By some to be the most profound. -Samuel Butler, poet (1612-1680)
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